Cancer link offers another reason to avoid highly processed carbs
A new study finds that consuming sugary beverages, processed foods and other energy-dense carbohydrate-containing foods markedly increased the risk of prostate cancer, choosing healthy carbs like legumes, fruits and whole grains was associated with a substantial reduction in the risk for breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. Ref. Source 4i.
Context can lead to poor food choice and perpetuate junk-food eating. But with the right cues, the bad habit can be broken, study shows. The results in rats show how entering an environment where a certain food type is routinely consumed can bias future decisions, with relevance for people and simple interventions. Ref. Source 9e.
Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term. The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation towards innate immune stimulation is more pronounced. These changes may be involved in the development of arteriosclerosis and diabetes. Source 4w.